Here’s Who Else Is Covering Hurricane Irma

By Chris Ariens 

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As of the 5 p.m. Thursday update, Hurricane Irma remains an “extremely dangerous” (NHC’s words, not ours) category 5 storm with sustained winds of 175 mph. It is about 40 miles south of Grand Turk island and less than 72 hours from making landfall somewhere in South Florida.

Here’s a list of assignments from the news networks. Here’s a Twitter feed from the NHC with constant updates.

Weather Channel:

Jim Cantore and Mike Seidel are in Miami Beach, Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes are in Ft. Lauderdale, Justin Michaels is in West Palm Beach, John Zarrella is in Cocoa Beach, Reynolds Wolf is in Jacksonville Beach, Ron Blome is in Savannah and Jen Carfagno is in Charleston, SC.

ABC News:

World News Tonight anchor David Muir will lead coverage from Florida starting tonight.

Chief meteorologist Ginger Zee will report on the storm’s latest developments from New York.

GMA news anchor Amy Robach, senior meteorologist Rob Marciano, chief national correspondent and World News Tonight weekend anchor Tom Llamas, and correspondents Gio Benitez and Alex Perez will also report from Florida

Linzie Janis is in Puerto Rico. Foreign correspondent James Longman will report from the Bahamas. Senior national correspondent Matt Gutman and correspondents Eva Pilgrim and Victor Oquendo will report from locations to be determined. Correspondent David Kerley will cover travel disruption and chief business and economic correspondent Rebecca Jarvis will report on the potential economic impact of the storm.

NBC News:

Lester Holt leads coverage from Florida starting tonight along with Al Roker also in Miami. Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer is also in the field. Meteorologist Bill Karins and weather anchor Dave Price will provide forecasts in-studio.

Medical correspondent Dr. John Torres will be in Miami beginning Saturday.

Correspondents include Kristen Dahlgren in Fort Myers, Gabe Gutierrez, Gadi Schwartz, Kerry Sanders, Mariana Atencio, Jacob Soboroff, Miguel Almaguer and Maya Rodríguez from various locations in south Florida. Catie Beck and Jo Ling Kent will be on the ground in Fort Lauderdale. Philip Mena will be live from West Palm Beach. Morgan Radford is in Puerto Rico. Thomas Roberts reports live from the Miami area and Rehema Ellis is in the Bahamas.

Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie with anchor a special edition of the Today show beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday from New York with Lester Holt in Miami.

CBS News:

Jeff Glor co-anchors the CBS Evening News from Miami beginning tonight. He’ll co-anchor CBS This Morning as well tomorrow.

CBS News correspondents David Begnaud, Don Champion, Kenneth Craig, Don Dahler, Tony Dokoupil, Adriana Diaz, Carter Evans, Mola Lenghi, Meg Oliver, Elaine Quijano, Mark Strassmann and Kris Van Cleave provide continuous coverage and on-the-ground reporting from Puerto Rico, Florida and other coastal states.

Fox News:

Bryan LlenasAdam HousleyJoel WaldmanPhil Keating, and Steve Harrigan will be live from Miami. Matt Finn will be live from Jacksonville. Griff Jenkins, Fox & Friends correspondent Jillian MeleRick Leventhal and Lauren Blanchard will be live locations TBD in Florida. Jonathan Serrie and Peter Doocy will be live from a locations in the Southeast U.S., depending on where Irma tracks.

Fox News meteorologists Janice DeanAdam Klotz and Rick Reichmuth contributing to reports from New York.

CNN, HLN, CNNI and CNN en Espanol:

Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, John Berman and Victor Blackwell will anchor from Miami. Other reporters throughout Florida include Bill Weir, Rosa Flores, Bryn Gingrass, Kaylee Hartung, Randi Kaye, Kyung Lah, Ed Lavandera, Alex Marquardt, Miguel Marquez, Sara Sidner, Brian Todd, Michael Holmes, Isa Soares, Derek Van Dam, Ana Maria Mejia, Jose Manuel Rodriguez, Gustavo Valdes and Erica Hill. Havana-based correspondent Patrick Oppmann reports from Cuba; Paula Newton is in Cap-Haitien, Haiti; Cyril Vanier and Stefano Pozzebon are in Nassau, Bahamas; Leyla Santiago had been in San Juan and is now heading to Antigua and Barbuda.

Fox Business:

Jeff Flock will be reporting live from various locations in Florida. On Monday, Cheryl Casone and Lauren Simonetti anchor a 2-hour live edition of FBN:AM beginning at 4 a.m.


  • On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, UCI’s Weather Center, which launched in Houston, will continue to produce vital weather coverage to support local news, network digital, and national news teams with up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and information.
  • Univision NOW, Univision’s direct to consumer live and on demand video platform, is offering Florida residents a 1-month free account the service.  No payment information required to make the process simple and convenient for those in need (i.e. the users do not need to enter a credit card to do this).
  • Multiple news crews reporting for Univision Network News as well as for Univision Miami 23 in the Caribbean and Florida. Univision Network News crews have been reporting live from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Key West, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando, and will also be bringing down a crew from D.C. to Charleston. The plan is to continue coverage across all Univision’s news programs and platforms during the storm and for the aftermath.
  • Univision Noticias is also covering Hurricane Irma extensively online producing multiplatform coverage in collaboration with the local and television network crews on the ground.
  • Another key component of the coverage has been service journalism, providing the audience with useful information on and on social media about emergency numbers, kits and how to protect their home, life and loved ones via livestreams, Facebook, YouTube and Periscope, plus a minute by minute LiveBlog with the latest news, updates and information.
  • Leveraging Twitter to share helpful information and tips to its audience @UniNoticias